The latest word stemming from the English media this evening suggests that Liverpool have granted Bournemouth permission to retain the services of Harry Wilson for the remainder of the extended campaign.
23-year-old Wilson has been on the books of Liverpool for 14 years, having made his way through the club’s youth ranks.
To this point, however, despite being highly-regarded, the versatile midfielder is yet to make a Premier League appearance for the Reds.
As such, the last couple of seasons have seen Wilson farmed out on a trio of consecutive loan spells.
After impressing with both Hull City and Derby County in the Championship, the Welsh international joined Bournemouth last summer, in a bid to adapt to the rigours of top-flight football.
And it is safe to say that Wilson has since continued to build on his stellar reputation during his time at the Vitality Stadium.
To this point in the campaign, he has featured in 23 of the Cherries’ 29 Premier League outings, establishing himself as an integral member of Eddie Howe’s squad.
Wilson has even managed to chip in with 7 goals, with his free-kick prowess a particular highlight.
Wilson staying put
As such, the prospect of not having the services of their talented loanee to call on for the remainder of the campaign had no doubt proven a real concern for Bournemouth of late.
With the COVID-19-hit campaign expected to drag into late July, the terms of loan deals across the Premier League are now technically due to expire long before the season has come to a close.
This of course poses a major problem for clubs like Bournemouth, who, amid their fight against relegation, rely heavily on the talents of loanees like Wilson.
However, as outlined above, the Cherries need not fret.
As revealed by the reliable Paul Joyce of the Times, Liverpool have agreed to sanction an extension to their on-loan midfielder’s spell at the Vitality.
It is also added that:
‘Anfield officials are in talks with a number of clubs with regard to extensions that would see all their loanees finish the campaign with the sides they were at prior to football’s shutdown.’
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) June 1, 2020
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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